Glass Cemetery 
Wise County, Texas
Location, Table of Information & Links to Headstone Pictures below on this page

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     Glass Cemetery is located west of Alvord. It’s out in the pasture on the south side of CR 1590 on the Mallard Ranch.
   
Just north of Alvord on Hwy 287 turn left on CR 1590, or from Chico go north on Hwy 101 and turn right on CR 1590. The cemetery is on the south side of the road about half way between Hwy 101 and Hwy 287. It’s 0.7 miles to the west of where CR 1591 intersects CR 1590 from the north.
   
The gate into the pasture is a wire gate and the road out to the cemetery is a pasture road. You will need to walk from the gate straight-ahead to the cemetery.
    In 2000 you could see the cemetery's pipe fence from the road but it was grown up in grass and several old trees had blown over on the fence.

  

  

  

    When we found the cemetery in October 2000 there were headstones for 11 individuals. Some were under trees and partially covered, but we were able to read and photograph most. (This cemetery was still reported to be very overgrown in brush and briars in 2007)

Headstone of Texas Ranger William A. Glass
Killed in the Lost Valley Indian Fight 1874

     In 2000 we found the bottom of this headstone buried in the dirt, but in 2007 Homer Cleckler and his wife, from Georgetown, TX visited this cemetery and dug out the dirt from around the bottom. The headstone picture below was sent in by Homer Cleckler. He said that the Lost Valley Indian fight, in Jack County, was lead by Texas Ranger John B. Jones. 
Homer's email - hdcmaef@suddenlink.net 

     Ray Heinsohn also visited the cemetery after researching the history of the Texas Rangers. He wrote that witnesses report that William A. Glass was originally buried in Cambren Cemetery, which is not actually a cemetery, but a number of graves scattered on the Loving Ranch at Lost Valley. The grave of fellow Ranger, David Bailey, is still there.
Ray's email - heinsohn1@juno.com

If you want to read all about the 'Battle of Lost Valley' on the Loving Ranch go to page http://www.forttours.com/pages/lostvalley.asp 
Here's a little part about William 'Billy' Glass being shot: 
    Jones ordered a charge that broke through the Indian line, and the Rangers managed to get into a thicket in a gully but were cut off from water. Several had lost their horses in the charge, and Ranger George Moore had a flesh wound in the lower leg. William "Billy" Glass was shot down and left for dead. The Indians, Jones noted, "are all well armed with improved breech loading guns (they used no arrows in the fight) all well mounted, and painted, and deck [sic] out in gay and fantastic style." There was no question in his mind that they were out for blood.
    The two sides began sniping at each other, with Billy Glass lying out on the plain between them. Terrified of what would happen if he was captured alive, he called out, "Don't let them get me. Won't some of you fellows help?" The Rangers responded with a heavy covering fire while three men dashed out and brought him in.

# Name Born Date of Death Information Notes Link to Headstone Picture
9 Glass, (Knoxie Lee) Aug 2, 1877 Aug 8, 1878 (Daughter of James Knox Polk & Susan Winfrey Lee, moved to Canadian Co., OK in 1889 and then to Minco - Chuck & Nora Belle were other children) Glass-09.jpg
9 Glass, (Knoxie Lee) Additional Picture     Glass-09a.jpg
9 Glass, (Knoxie Lee) Additional Picture     Glass-09b.jpg
9 Glass, (Knoxie Lee) Additional Picture     Glass-09c.jpg
1 Glass, Albert Brice 1883 1963 Donated this land for cemetery 1957 Glass-01.jpg
1 Glass, Albert Brice Additional Picture     Glass-01a.jpg
4 Glass, Chuck Dec 28, 1886 Jan 24, 1889 Son of J.K. & S.W. Glass-04.jpg
4 Glass, Chuck Additional Picture     Glass-04a.jpg
4 Glass, Chuck Additional Picture     Glass-04b.jpg
11 Glass, George W. Jan 22, 1816 Jan 29, 1880 Headstone with Sarah L. - TX PVT Martin's REGT TX CAV Confederate States Army (older headstone has date of death as Jan 29, 1881) Glass-11.jpg
11 Glass, George W. Additional Picture     Glass-11a.jpg
11 Glass, George W. Additional Picture     Glass-11b.jpg
11 Glass, George W. Additional Picture     Glass-11c.jpg
11 Glass, George W. Additional Picture     Glass-11d.jpg
11 Glass, George W. Additional Picture     Glass-11e.jpg
2 Glass, John W. 1851 1927 Headstone with Lizzie Glass-02.jpg
2 Glass, John W. Additional Picture     Glass-02a.jpg
6 Glass, John Wesley Oct 3, 1883 Apr 3, 1884 Son of J.W. & A.D. Glass-06.jpg
6 Glass, John Wesley Additional Picture     Glass-06a.jpg
6 Glass, John Wesley Additional Picture     Glass-06b.jpg
6 Glass, John Wesley Additional Picture     Glass-06c.jpg
6 Glass, John Wesley Additional Picture     Glass-06d.jpg
3 Glass, Lizzie 1853 1887 Headstone with John W. Glass-03.jpg
3 Glass, Lizzie Additional Picture     Glass-03a.jpg
3 Glass, Lizzie Additional Picture     Glass-03b.jpg
3 Glass, Lizzie Additional Picture     Glass-03c.jpg
3 Glass, Lizzie Additional Picture     Glass-03d.jpg
3 Glass, Lizzie Additional Picture     Glass-03e.jpg
5 Glass, Nora Belle Jan 21, 1879 Jan 23, 1879 Daughter of J.N. & S.W. Glass-05.jpg
5 Glass, Nora Belle Additional Picture     Glass-05a.jpg
10 Glass, Sarah L. Dec 27, 1827 Dec 23, 1911 Wife of Geo. W. Glass-10.jpg
8 Glass, William A. July 21, 1854 July 12, 1874 Son of G.W. & S., Fell in a Indian fight in Jack Co., TX Glass-08.jpg
8 Glass, William A. Additional Picture     Glass-08a.jpg
8 Glass, William A. Additional Picture     Glass-08b.jpg
8 Glass, William A. Additional Picture     Glass-08c.jpg
7 Peeler, William Alonza Dec 9, 1847 Aug 11, 1885 Sgt US Army (military marker has birth date as Dec 9, 1846) Glass-07.jpg
7 Peeler, William Alonza Additional Picture     Glass-07a.jpg
7 Peeler, William Alonza Additional Picture     Glass-07b.jpg
7 Peeler, William Alonza Additional Picture     Glass-07c.jpg
7 Peeler, William Alonza Additional Picture     Glass-07d.jpg
           
  Info sent by Candace Cox  ccox@carolina.rr.com